In 1998, several members of the Urban Water Consortium formed a special group to sponsor research and technology transfer on issues related to urban stormwater and management. The Urban Water Consortium Stormwater Group (SWG) is administered by WRRI. Participants support the program through annual dues and enhancement funds. They guide the program through representation on an advisory board, selection of research topics, participation in the design of requests for proposals and review of proposals. The UWC Stormwater Group meets on a quarterly basis in various locations across the state.
A set of Operating Procedures () guides the SWG's operations and activities, and includes provisions for voting representatives who represent member utilities and serve as the first point of contact for that member on official consortium business.